Panel thumbnail disable [SOLVED]

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Panel thumbnail disable [SOLVED]

Post by One Sock » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:13 pm

I'm running Mint Cinnamon 18. When I mouseover a running program in the panel (taskbar) it pops up a thumbnail of the program window. I find this annoying. How do I disable it?
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Re: Panel thumbnail disable

Post by Moem » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:43 pm

This is a behaviour of the Window List applet, and can be switched off in the configuration settings for that applet. Here's how to get there:
- Rightclick on an empty space on the panel.
- Choose 'Add applets to the panel'.
- The list of installed/available applets opens. In this list, you'll find the window list applet:
applets.jpg
- Click the settings icon on that applet's entry. The settings window opens:
windowlist.jpg
- Toggle the last setting on that window to switch the panel preview thumbnails off.
- Live happily ever after.
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Re: Panel thumbnail disable

Post by One Sock » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:22 pm

Thanks Moem. Mine is a bit different than yours: I have a Configure button at the bottom instead of a settings icon. Works the same.

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Re: Panel thumbnail disable [SOLVED]

Post by Moem » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:49 pm

Ah yes, I'm on 18.3. Glad it worked!
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Re: Panel thumbnail disable [SOLVED]

Post by plutocrat » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:15 am

My Thumbnail display setting is set to OFF. But I still get the thumbnails!

They were previously disabled when I was running version 18, but when I upgraded to 19, they came back, with no way to disable this time! Any ideas?

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Re: Panel thumbnail disable [SOLVED]

Post by Moem » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:44 am

plutocrat wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:15 am
Any ideas?
Yes: start a new thread. This one is about Mint 18 and mixing versions in the same topic is confusing. Plus, your question is more visible in a new thread that's not already marked SOLVED. Thirdly, the forum rules state clearly that a new question deserves a new topic.
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Re: Panel thumbnail disable [SOLVED]

Post by plutocrat » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:13 am

This was the answer in the end. A duplicate config file.
viewtopic.php?f=208&t=258405

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